Four Canadians, Israeli extradited to the US face bank fraud charges (Update)
Santo Domingo.- (Update) Also detained were the Canadians Lana Fishbein Estelman, 46, Janice Pemberton and Randy Scott, and the Israelí Abraham Itzham.
Two Canadians wanted by the U.S. for alleged larceny and bank fraud, among other charges, were extradited Thursday morning to New York City, to immediately face federal proceeding.
National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) spokesman Roberto Lebron announced that Peter Gruman and Warren Stelman were escorted out of the country at Las Americas International Airport (AILA) aboard Delta Airlines flight 566.
He said Police and Interpol agents arrested them several days ago on a warrant issued by the Supreme Court.
They are charged with conspiracy to commit mail and bank transfer fraud through a telemarketing scheme, against dozens of people aged over 55.
"We’re talking about big money," a US Marshal said of the money swindled, though U.S. officials didn’t specify the amount,
"They conducted a bank transfer fraud through a telemarketing scheme that victimized many people," says the DNCD in a statement, which doesn’t specify place in Canada the two men hail from.